Indian English Academy School Class Work And Assignments
“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” Anatole France
Unique in its ways, abreast to the new trends of education and constantly responding to the changing needs of children, IEAS stands tall, inheriting the ethos and work culture that has provided quality education to millions and made its way to the hearts of many.
Our faculty at IEAS enlarges the learning experience. All teachers are actively involved in the extra and co-curricular activities that are pencilled into the daily routine of the students. Be it on the sports field, the sphere of publications or debates, teachers take an active interest and share a healthy rapport with the children.
Every teacher is assigned a tutorial group of students. The interaction with this group goes beyond the usual facilitator’s role. Pastoral and counselory roles are merged, and the students benefit immensely. Occasional outings and midterm expeditions strengthen the bonds between students and teachers.
Teacher training programmes organised by the management and workshops attended at different venues are a regular feature and ensure that the faculty keeps abreast of the latest developments in the field of education. The school is committed to increasing its teacher development programmes, both academic and non-academic.
At IEAS, we value our most invaluable resource – our teachers. They, in turn, not only transact the curriculum, but also generate an enthusiasm for learning and a questioning, critical disposition.
“Bricks and mortar do not an institution make.” However, since these houses the paraphernalia needed to keep body and mind in the right frame, constant improvement in infrastructure is a necessary and an ongoing process. Recently, the school’s core academic and administrative areas have been wired by a fibre optic network. This is powered by state-of-the-art servers and broadband connectivity. Computers are used to teach computer science courses and as a resource for educational and administrative purposes.
Every classroom has been wired and ‘smart’ classrooms are in place to facilitate modern teaching methodologies. The school has, thus, embraced the advantages that higher technology has to offer and ensured its smooth blending in with traditional chalk and talk. This makes an emphatic statement about the school’s commitment to gearing students to navigate the information superhighway that is changing the world.
The science laboratories of Physics, Chemistry and Biology are well equipped and provide necessary facilities for demonstration, experimentation and project work at various levels. The laboratory is upgraded every year.
We are living in the Age of Computers. It is imperative, therefore, that children should be well acquainted with computers and their use in common activities of daily life. The Computer Labs are equipped with latest computers, and the curriculum is updated on a yearly basis. Each student gets a computer for practical work. The labs are also equipped with Overhead Projectors for class presentations. We have two computer labs with a total 80 computers.
Keeping pace with the relevant changes in the CBSE curriculum the school has introduced a Well equipped Maths lab with interesting and appealing activities. The students are motivated to explore Mathematics rather than working out mathematics. It is a variant colourful room where students from class III onwards are engaged in a variety of hand on learning woaknb.wz.sk is a place where students can learn and explore various concepts in Mathematics through simple activities that may be related to everyday life.
A few silent moments can be enjoyed and experienced in the Library with an amazing collection of Encyclopaedias, World Books, Books of Amazing Facts, as well as other fiction and non -fiction books suitable to our children’s age and interest. Journals of academic interest and leading newspapers are also woaknb.wz.sk School Library is upgraded once a year from an allotted budget. The library provides an environment to inspire interest and instill a growing appetite for books.
The school mosque is conveniently located on the second floor. The week at IEAS begins with an Assembly, wherein the students assemble together for the prayer, anthems, followed by a special presentation of values.
Educating young children is indeed a challenge in present societies. The new generation needs to be provided with the awareness, abilities and mental strength to take up responsibilities in real world situations. The value systems and attitudes of young children have to be guided and defined. Children have many developmental needs; some have learning disabilities, others have emotional and behavioural problems that have to be identified and addressed. Above all the real challenge lies in designing meaningful curriculum that helps to develop and sustain healthy, productive and ethical minds.
Towards this need IEAS follows a holistic approach to educating children. The environment is essentially child-centred and focuses on developing mutual trust and understanding between the teacher and the student. Our educational goals are oriented towards confidence building, developing intellectual curiosity with scope for exploration and hands on learning as well as fostering a spirit of living in harmony.
IEAS follows a Continuous and Comprehensive Assessment System from Class I to Class X. As per the CBSE recommendations, examinations and a pass/fail system are not suitable for young children since they foster performance anxiety leading to physical and mental illness. Creative and continual assessments are more beneficial in judging the strengths and weaknesses of young children. Comprehensive assessments help the teacher gauge the psycho-social dimensions of education. The Grading system and personalized subject wise comments help the teacher and parent reflect on the multidimensional abilities of the child in a non-competitive manner. It is our effort as educators to focus on children as ‘persons’ first and not just as ‘ranks, grades and scores’.
The monthly assessment consists of monitoring the daily class work, classroom interaction, logical reasoning abilities, practical work, subject wise skill testing, social responses and aptitude of the child. These are categorized according to the subject requirements and form 60% for Classes I – V and 40% for Classes VI X of each assessment.
Work sheets are not examinations. They merely serve to instill in the child the required retentive skills and focus on specific topic oriented learning outcomes. Assessments help the teacher and parent have a clear picture on the strengths and weaknesses of each child. Assessment Records will be sent home. Students of Classes VI X will have an End-Semester examination. This is to initiate them into the examination system followed from class XI. Students will write a 90/60 mark paper in each of the 5 major subjects. Each paper will be of 3/2-hour’s duration. A specific timetable and portions for the same will be given in advance. At the end of the Semester, report cards are prepared with subject wise comprehensive grades and teachers comments. The following table gives you a clear picture of the evaluation system for standards I-V and VI-X respectively.
The end term assessment for std VI to X is as follows in the five major subjects.
|VI VIII||20 % of FA 1/ FA3 + 20 % of FA2/ FA4 + 60% End semester Exam|
|VI VIII||60 Marks end term exam 2 Hrs.|
|IX X||20 % of FA 1/ FA3 + 20 % of FA2/ FA4 + 60% ( SA I 30 % + SA II 30 % )|
|IX X||90/ Marks end term exam- SA I / SA II (CBSE Board based Papers) 3 Hrs.(Reduced to 30%)|
STD I V
HINDI / FRENCH
STD I V
ART & CRAFT
ISLYAT FOR MUSLIMS
KSS STD (V)
A total of 3 assessments will be held every term. The average of the 3 assessments will be taken for the end semester grades.
Assessment I = ES 1 + ES 2 + Internals
Assessment II = ES 3 + ES 4 + Internals
Assessment III = ES 5 + ES 6 + Internals
End Semester average of assessment I + II + III
STD VI VIII
SOCIAL STUDIESSTD VI VII
HINDI / FRENCH
For the 5 major subjects mentioned above the end term assessment for std VI, VII & VIII is as follows:-
Assessment I = ES 1 + ES 2 = 50 → reduced to 25
Assessment II = ES 3 + ES 4 = 50 → reduced to 25
VI VII End Semester Exam. (2 Hrs.) = 50 50
VIII End Semester Exam (3 Hrs.) = → reduced to 50
ARABIC /SPECIAL ARABIC
ART & CRAFT
ISLYAT FOR MUSLIMS
For the graded subjects 2 assessments will be held per term. The total will be taken for the calculation of end semester grade.
Assessment I + Assessment II = End Semester Grade.
The end term assessment for std VI&VII is as follows in the five major subjects.
25 Marks of assessment 1
25 Marks of assessment 2
50 Marks end term exam
1. Work sheets will be given in the specified period/day on the specified weeks. In case a worksheet could not be held due to holidays/unforeseen circumstances, it will be conducted during the next class/day.
2. In case of absenteeism, work sheets will not be repeated under any circumstances. Kindly do not come with requests in this regard.
3. In case of absenteeism for medical reasons (Medical Certificate to be produced), the average performance of the child over the semester may be considered.
4. For practicals(EVS/Art & Craft/Value Education) students must bring the items specified by the teacher and complete the practical work in class. Practicals will not be repeated under any circumstances.
5. When a child is absent, the CW & home assignments specified by the teacher during his/her absence must be completed by the child in his/her own handwriting.
6. Parents are not allowed to write/draw in the notebooks.
7. Marks are given for completion of work on time and maintenance of books.
8. The days of Work Sheets are specified. All other parameters are continually assessed.
9. As a general rule, 2 / 3 weeks portions are included in the Work Sheets. All that is completed by the teacher between two Worksheets can be questioned.
For Classes VI & VII, there will be a 2-hour end semester exam. Selected
For Class VIII, there will be a 3-hour end semester exam. from the entire syllabus topics for the exam from the entire syllabus will be sent home in advance.
IEAS follows a no Home work policy in Class I & II. Practice Work may be given for the weekend to help the child practice certain skills, as determined by the teacher. Whether or not practice work is given by school, it is important that school lessons be reinforced at home in a low conflict environment so that children develop a natural love for learning and a thirst for knowledge. As the teacher and parent identify areas of weakness in the child, this time may be used fruitfully to improve and practice on these areas. As per the directives of the CBSE, we are trying to reduce the bag load of our students. In this regard, students of Std I have not been prescribed any textbooks for English, Maths and EVS. The students will be given handouts in class which have to be neatly filed and maintained at home. All students should carry only